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2007 Youngsters

 

The 2007 season started promisingly then quickly became our normal struggle, but by dint of judicious fostering, transferring apparently chilled eggs which subsequently hatched and were reared, removing clear eggs as soon as possible to encourage their replacement, etc, etc, we have managed to  record a reasonable number to date (mid-April), with some further encouragement from young cocks finally filling one of two eggs. Our fingers, toes and anything else we can think of, are firmly crossed for the progress of such pairs!

   So far, without perhaps having identified the type of bird which did well on the show bench for us in 2006 (and died soon afterwards) , we are pleased with the quality of more youngsters than ever this year.  However, in 2006 I said that we would probably breed more Cinnamons in 2007. So far this has not happened  - but it is not something we particularly aimed to do, so does not cause us concern.

   

                             

 

and later in the year.....

 

 

 

 

Some of the birds which have influenced our breeding stock over previous years...they continue to serve us through their offspring!.

G1480-22-03. Eddie Geary's stock,with birds from Gren & Pat Norris, has had a considerable influence on our stock over the last three years  Brother of the Cinnamon Cobalt on the right, this bird proved to be split Dilute and has helped establish this variety in our stud Cinn Cobalt, one of several brothers bred through our own line and through a Norris Yellow Cock, This bird,bred to a strong Eddie Geary hen produced, among others thetwo Cinnamon cocks alongside this picture. Unfortunately,this is the only picture we have of one of our better stock birds, now sold on.    Brother of the bird on the left, this one has bred four chicks for us, all cocks, and two of them more like their 'buffer' uncle. This Opaline Cobalt, marred by heavy flecking, has nonetheless bred us some sound stock, including the Grey Cock in the next section.First nest in 2007 produced six young, four of whom are featured above Bred from the Op Dark reen on the left, this bird has produced well for us in 2005 and 2006  By no means a spectacular looking bird, this olive hen has, however inherited a 'domy' head which is typical of her line and has passed the feature on, in turn. The cinnamon Dark Green hen of '05  and the Greygreen Cock of 2006 are among her young. In 2007 she has been used to breed Inos and splits, which are promising

 

 

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